Sticking to great comedy in a way no one else can, Mel Brooks plays a wealthy business man who finds himself getting suckered into a bet with a rival business over the worst slum area of L.A. They both want to develop on it and both own half. Mel agrees to living as a homeless person in this neighborhood. If he can make it 30 days without his wallet or anything else, then the rival will sign over his half of the property. It's full of visual gags, one liners and even some heart warming scenes. Mel's character learns a lot along the way.Written by
One the few Mel Brooks movies where the characters don't make reference to the fact that they are in a movie. See more »
[Holding a shoebox full of Sailor's ashes; looks skyward as he starts giving a eulogy]
Sailor, wherever you are...
[taps the shoebox that he's holding]
He's in there...
Sailor, you were a little man, often covered with dirt and filth and... the last thing that you ate. But your heart was always good and clean. And I hope you get your final wish, and your ashes make it out to sea.
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Mel Brook's imitation of the little guy dancing is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a film. 'Ha tu, ha tu skiddly bing bong boon!' Why didn't this quaint, universal film get more recognition and success at its time of release?
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